Subsidiarity and Federalism: A Case Study of the Australian Constitution and Its Interpretation
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Since the landmark decision of the Australian High Court in the Enginee1:1• case, the Australian federation has become increasingly centralised to the extent that Australia has become less than an authentic federation. This paper evaluates whether the principle of subsidiarity, which is a fundamental characteristic of a federal system of government, could be implemented in Australia to restore legislative and financial powers to the Australian states. The chapter suggests specific constitutional and other reforms.
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